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Holiday Petite Cheesecakes

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Ingredients
  Cream cheese 16 Ounce, softened
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Grand marnier/Other orange flavored liqueur 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Semisweet chocolate morsels 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla wafers 18
  Commercial sour cream 16 Ounce
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mandarin orange slices 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Maraschino cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Green And Red)
  Semisweet chocolate morsels 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Mini)
  Milk chocolate kisses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Divide mixture into 3 portions.
Add Grand Marnier to first portion, mixing well.
Add 1/4 cup chocolate mini-morsels to second portion, mixing well.
Keep third portion plain.
Place a vanilla wafer in each paper-lined muffin cup, spoon cream cheese mixture over wafers, filling cups three-fourths full. (Keep flavors separate.)
Bake at 375° for 20 minutes.
Combine sour cream, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, mix well.
Place a heaping tablespoon of sour cream mixture over cheesecakes as soon as they are removed from oven.
Spread mixture to edges.
Bake at 375° for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until topping is set.
Leave in muffin pans, and refrigerate overnight.
Garnish with orange slices, cherries, and chocolate mini-morsels and kisses, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Servings: 
18

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